Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by nachtnebel, Nov 11, 2011.
Blah blah blah blah blah.
West, as you know, the blog has come out with the latest version of events. Please don't tell us that you actually accept the drivel that Bob posted.
Why do you call Rugape "West"? Do you know him? Is that his first name?
Yes, that's his first name.
Rugape + West = 1
West - Hi, my name is West, and I started with TSA in February of 2005. I work at GSO (Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, NC) and truly enjoy working at my airport. I was hired on as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) and have since been promoted to Lead Transportation Security Officer (LTSO). I have worked as an On the Job Training (OJT) Monitor, and have been training new TSO’s since my first year with TSA.
I live in Greensboro, NC with my significantly better half Charlene, Jacob and Esau (the two cats that actually own the house), and Montana and Darwin (the dogs that are a pair of walking comedy reels).
Prior to working with the TSA, I put in 8 years with the US Army as a Military Police Officer. I also put in 8 years as a Silversmith Apprentice and am now a Journeyman Silversmith. My hobbies include sitting on a pier/boat with a fishing pole and being able to fix broken metal things.
What a shame. I like silver and I admire the skill of people who create handcrafted things. Too bad I'll never be buying any of his crafts.
Also, every time I see his name I silently pronounce it "ROO-gah-pay." Okay, probably my heritage. But just occurred to me -- should I be saying "rug ape"? And why that moniker in the first place? Is there some cultural reference here I'm missing?
I pronounce it the same way (ROO-gah-pay)in my head. I googled it and am seeing definition synopses from Urban Dictionary but clicking the links takes me to a "not yet defined" page.
This is the best I can come up with for now: http://m.dictionary.com/t/?q=Rug ape
Okay, so a grown-up rug rat. I hate it when people call children rug rats. But if Rugape wants to call himself an adult version of that, so be it. It's a free country. Sort of.
Me too, I much prefer Linoleum Lizard.
I like Knee-Biters, myself, but would never refer to my almost-three-year-old grandson by any of those terms! (He's special, ya know! )
I always mentally pronounce rugape as rue-GAPE, but rug-ape is more apropos to his career choice...just sayin'...
Rug-ape is the way I have always pronounced it, and it is a running joke in the family.
Separate names with a comma.